Functional Capacity Evaluation Brochure
The Arcon FCE system uses state of the art testing equipment. What makes the Arcon the right choice when compared to other FCE systems?Its the Arcon software and FCE protocols, which have withstood the test of time. Arcon has the largest customer base of FCE users. The Arcon FCE reports are recognized as an industry standard by case managers, doctors and physical therapists. We have streamlined our FCE equipment to conserve the space needed in your clinic to perform FCEs.Our software and protocols will allow you to perform a FCE and report in approximately 4-6 hours. We hope to add you to our growing list of satisfied customers!
Isometric strength testing studies were performed by the researchers at the Center for Ergonomics for United Airlines, Alcoa Aluminum and Firestone Tire and Rubber. All the material handling jobs for these companies were analyzed and given a job description. From these job descriptions, six critical lifts were identified. And at least one of these lifts could be found in each job description.These six lifting positions can now be found in the NIOSH lifting manual.Today these lifts are used in pre-employment testing. The idea is to place the stronger workers on the more strenuous jobs.
The present isometric testing system sold by Arcon is an updated version of the system used in these studies. The reason the researchers used isometric strength testing over other methods of strength testing was for the following reasons: Safe to Administer. Reliable and repeatable.
Related to job requirements. Practical. Predictive of risk of future injury.
A list of some companies who purcahsed our isometric strength system are as follows: United Airlines - Iowa Beef Packing - General Tire &Rubber - Busch Entertainment - Exxon Mobil -Cargill - Western Electric - ALDI, Inc. - Michigan Consolidated Gas - US Army - US Department of Navy -Marathon Oil company - Wierton Steel - Supervalue Stores - Phoenix Fire Department -State Electrical Commission Australia - Ohio Industrial Commission - General Motors Institute -Seaboard System Railroad - Kerr-McGee Coal Corporation - NIOSH - Department of Health Australia - Bureau of Mines Pennsylvania.